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Name: AMRA
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 29/04/1938
Completed: 11/1938
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1570
Dimensions: 8314grt, 3993nrt, 444.6 x 61.2 x 25.2ft
Engines: 6 x steam turbines, 2155nhp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Reg Number: 166600
History:
11/1938 British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
12/1965 Broken up
Comments: Built for the Calcutta to Rangoon passenger service
1940: Requisitioned as a troopship & then converted to hospital ship No 41
1946: Returned to owners & used on the Bombay to Durban service
02/12/1965: Arrived at Keelung for breaking up by Chou's Iron & Steel Co


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